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2 Kings 23:21

    2 Kings 23:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the king gave orders to all the people, saying, Keep the Passover to the Lord your God, as it says in this book of the law.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

    World English Bible

    The king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 23:21

    See 2 Kings 23:4 note. With this verse the author returns to the narrative of what was done in Josiah's 18th year. The need of the injunction, "as it was written in the book of this covenant," was owing to the fact - not that Josiah had as yet held no Passover - but that the reading of the book had shown him differences between the existing practice and the letter of the Law - differences consequent upon negligence, or upon the fact that tradition had been allowed in various points to override the Law.